Bringing home International Women’s Day 2012

To the 72 year old Chinese Mauritian Londoner who over the year left the confines of her kitchen and  crochet,  stuffed her Freedom Pass into her noodle- box and went afar over the bridge to Stratford to sing ,  marched the Black Path for crocus bulbs out of Organiclea’s muddy bags, and stitched curtains for The Mill, went on across the Lea  into Darnley Road to mould and finger clay, on to Queensbridge Road to thread beads, into Ridley Road Market to use a mic, upstairs into Intergenerational BSix’s unknown, and tasted Hackney big time, for the first time: To she who witnessed cusses on stage and learnt the joy of Hip Hop and S.E. Singers’ soul, who banged wool into felt in E17 and copied William M’s designs, to she who traipsed castles in Kent and twisted into shape a tea pot of plastic crochet whilst observing earth works from a tower on The Greenway, to that woman I offer my salute.

NB And she couldn’t have done it without Up Your Street.

Up Your Street issue 29

                                            

All correct at time of uploading and continually checked just in case…

Thurs July 28th  free  2-8pm drop by The Floating Cinema for archive canal films, artists’

                                          interpretations of the river  and good company.  Moored at  the

                                                                                                      Old Ford Lock, Hackney Wick.

Fri July 29th     free      (some)  all weekend.    Hackney  Wicked Art Festival starts in Hackney Wick

                                                 and Fish Island. (276 bus from  Hackney , Hackney Wick station, or 236).

                                                                             A feast of artists and their work.

                        free               7pm at Folly for a Flyover  along tow path by Bow . Free films.  

 Sat July 30th free   for Newham residents. 2-5pm Vicarage Community Centre, Glovier Rd E15. Cake decorating.

                                                                                          Book on 0203373 6045

                                         free. noon-5pm (and Sunday, ongoing) Epping Forest’s Literary

                                          History exhibition at The Temple Wanstead Park, E11.  85080028

Sun  July 31st £4 on door 3.30pm Vestry House Museum . Arbutus String Quartet

                             music of Vienna 1800. Haydn and Beethoven.

                      free  2-4pm Coronation Gardens  E10 by Leyton Station, music for

                                                                              pleasure with Eastern European musicians..

Mon Aug 1st                             Closure of Stratford Bus Station until October 2011

Tues  Aug 2nd  free  1-3pm Plum Tree Centre E10 (by Tesco) .Dance for Life. Just turn up.

                                                                  Take a bottle of water and a scarf for belly dancing!

                       .

Wed Aug 3rd free   Cyberlink  E10 (by Tesco) Free film course. Filming In the neighbourhood

                        £1. 11-4pm  Pump House Museum, South Access Lane,  E17. Check out the

                                                                                                 vintage transport and the museum.

                        Free  7.30-9.30pm Community Theatre at The Yard. The new theatre at

                                  White Post Lane, Hackney Wick.  Come and participate and be one of

                               a cast of 139 in a performance spurred by Ai Weiwei’s persecution. But the first get-together is in the  Anthony Marsh Building, top of Big Hill, Clapton. E5 (Jessam Avenus bus stop then 2 mins or go through Mount Pleasant Rdfrom Clapton Station and Lea Bridge RD)

                               Check the web-site as you need to register anyway.

                        free  1.10-1.40pm. Flute and guitar recital at St John’s Church Stratford E15

Thurs Aug 4th  free   Drop in…2-8pm The Floating Cinema at Bow Locks Gillender St  E3.

                                                                                                           Films of local people.

Fri  Aug   5th   free. No need to book 2-5pm at Hornsey Library, Park Rd . Hairdos of the Fifties,

                                                                                                                                      demonstration.

Sat  Aug 6th   free.    11-5pm  No need to book.  Cemeteries and Angels, Abney Park, N.16

                                                                                             workshops. Main entrance 11 am.

                         free  Up Your Street subscribers with Precious Lives jewellery and beading

                                    group display their wares at the Haggerston Festival

Sun Aug 7th   free    10-6pm. Rehearsal  for The Yard theatre event. (see 3rd August).

                       free    11-5pm No need to book . Abney Park, N.16 Working with clay.

                                                                                                                           Main entrance 11 am